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Deborah Harkness kicked off her 20-city tour for The Book of Life in New York City with a great event on Tuesday night at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble. This final book of the All Souls trilogy has been included on numerous summer reading lists, such as ParadeThe Los Angeles TimesBoston Globe, and Time Magazine, and will be covered in major outlets such as NPR, People, Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed and more in the coming weeks.  As the book hit shelves on Tuesday, reviews are beginning to roll in: USA Today called it “an unforgettable and spellbinding finale that’s not to be missed.” Listen to a Podcast
Joan Rivers kicked off the publication of her new book Diary of a Mad Diva, which debuts at #7 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list this week, in classic Joan Rivers fashion. During her standing-room-only bookstore event last week in New York City at Barnes & Noble Union Square, Joan officiated at the wedding of two audience members.  Read all about the wedding and see the video on the Entertainment Tonight website. With amazing interviews on ABC’s “The View”, NBC’s  “Access Hollywood” , NPR’s “Weekend Edition” , and CBS’s “The Late Show w/David Letterman, as well as reviews from national publications including USA TODAYPeople, The Los Angeles Times, Ok! Magazine, and many more, Joan’s Diary is blanketing the media. Following more standing-room-only events at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ, Sixth & I in Washington, DC and upcoming events at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA and The Standard Club in Chicago, Joan has interviews to come on CBS’s The Talk, PBS’s The Travis Smiley Show, and E! News’ Fashion Police later this month.
  image Fashion designer John Varvatos and legendary rock journalist Lisa Robinson took the stage at Varvatos’s Bowery boutique to discuss Robinson’s memoir There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll in front of a standing room only audience last Thursday (5/15). Spotted in the crowd were icons Fran Lebowitz, David Johansen, Mick Rock and Bob Gruen. Robinson talked about growing up in New York’s downtown rock scene, her favorite interviews, as well as her many experiences touring with such music superstars as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Jay Z. Toward the end of the evening, Varvatos summed things up best: “You think you’ve met a bunch of interesting people and you’ve done a lot of cool stuff, but then you meet Lisa Robinson and you realize you haven’t done s***.”  There Goes Gravity has been prominently featured in USA TodayPeopleThe Chicago TribuneNPRand many other media outlets.
Credit: @homepourfemme Instagram photo Last Thursday, fashion designer John Varvatos and legendary rock journalist Lisa Robinson took the stage at Varvatos’s Bowery boutique to discuss Robinson’s memoir There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll in front of a standing room only audience. Spotted in the crowd were art icons Fran Lebowitz, David Johansen, Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, and others. Robinson talked about growing up in New York’s downtown rock scene, her favorite interviews, as well as her many experiences touring with music superstars Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Jay Z. Toward the end of the evening Varvatos said it best, “You think you’ve met a bunch of interesting people and you’ve done a lot of cool stuff, but then you meet Lisa Robinson and you realize you haven’t done s***.” There Goes Gravity is on sale now and has been prominently featured in USA Today, People, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, and many more.
    Garrison Keillor, New York Times-bestselling author and beloved host of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, is in the midst of a national tour including 33 events in promotion of the recently released The Keillor Reader. So far, the events have been fantastic, drawing 700 people in Iowa City, with 350 books sold, and 350 people in Milwaukee, with 340 books sold. At last week’s event at Joseph Beth in Cincinnati, the store’s café came up with a truly inspired Keillor menu featuring such dishes as “Minnesota Wild Rice Soup,” and “Fruit of the Forest Pie.” In addition, Garrison was featured on CBS This Morning on May 2 in a clip that can be viewed here and was also featured in large piece in the Associated Press recently. A Prairie Home Companion will celebrate its 40th Anniversary this July 4. Read an excerpt from The Keillor Reader
Last week, Jeff Guinn kicked off an 11-city tour to promote his new book, Glorious: A Novel of the American West.  The Seattle Times says it’s “catnip for ‘Lonesome Dove’ fans,” and the Dallas Morning News calls the book “…an absorbing, informative and entertaining tale of life, love, hope, and ambition in the American West.” Media coverage also includes feature interviews in Kirkus and the Fort Worth Star Telegram, and forthcoming reviews in USA TodayThe Washington Post, Big Sky Journal, and True West Magazine. Read an excerpt from Glorious: A Novel of the American West
In anticipation of the June 5 movie release of  The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green’s #1 bestselling novel, 20th Century Fox launched a “Demand the Stars” tour last week with four events in Miami, FL; Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN; and Dallas, TX. With crowds ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 in each market, the tour was a fantastic success.  Featuring  John Green and cast from The Fault in Our Stars film, each event included an exclusive 10-minute featurette with clips from the movie, cast interviews, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming. The clip was followed by a 30-minute Q&A with Green and actors Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff. The tour made the front page of The Cleveland Plain Dealer with one fan quoted as saying, “Mom, as long as I’m in the same room and breathing the same air as John Green, I don’t care.” Tumblr “meet and greets” after the event allowed select winners to get posters and books signed by John and the cast, as well as a photo opportunity. These more intimate gatherings allowed for moments such as this one in Dallas. The Nashville tour was featured in this week’s PW Daily and a red carpet at each stop ensured extensive local and national coverage. To get a sense of things from John Green’s perspective, watch his video here.
Dutton author Harlan Coben added another highlight to his already impressive list of achievements: Major League Baseball Pitcher. On Tuesday (5/13), in front of an excited hometown crowd, Coben threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the second game of the Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Prior to the game, Coben greeted fans and signed copies of his recent #1 New York Times bestseller, Missing You Pictured with Harlan are Dutton Vice President & Editor-in-Chief Ben Sevier and Dutton President & Publisher Brian Tart. Read an excerpt from Missing You
tumblr_inline_n59qeqFvSJ1rip57tNew York Times-bestselling, award-winning Viking/Penguin author Nathaniel Philbrick is on tour to promote the paperback  edition of Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolutionwhich debuts at #15 onThe New York Times nonfiction paperback bestseller list this week and was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover for Viking last year.  His fans are turning out in droves to hear him speak about the pivotal battle that launched the American Revolution. Highlights from his 13-city tour include events at the St. Louis County Library and Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA; over 200 people attended each one.  Philbrick will be delighting more crowds as he continues with events throughout the month of May. Read an excerpt from Bunker Hill
Yesterday the Writing Center and Roosevelt House at Hunter College celebrated the launch of Perigee’s What Jackie Taught UsLessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Tina Santi Flaherty, with a panel discussing Jackie’s many achievements. As featured in The New York Post’s “Page Six”, the speakers, in addition to Flaherty,  included these What Jackie Taught Uscontributors: columnist Liz Smith; author Malachy McCourt; Kent Barwick, president emeritus of the Municipal Art Society; and Declan Kiely, curator of literary and historical manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum.  The event was filmed by C-SPAN. Other  media for the book includes coverage in the Miami Herald’s “Radar” section as “Hot Stuff Celebrities Love,” an upcoming piece in The Palm Beach Post and a forthcoming interview on Bloomberg Business Radio. Tina Santi Flaherty will read, take questions and sign copies of the book on Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th Street) in NYC. Read an excerpt from What Jackie Taught Us